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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2009 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

Hey now, I am a complete moron when it comes to this shit, but my understanding from the likes of NC and huntr and strat and tiger was that WAV was an older (?) approach, and that it was to be replaced by FLAC or some other lossless format. SHN and MP3 would be dinosaurs too...

Do I have it wrong? I recall saying something lame like "WTF?!? I just learned how to create WAVs from my SHNs and FLACs, using Trader's Little Helper, and now you're telling me they are going away too???" but again, I may have been confused...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 5, 2009 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

Darn, I was hoping to get more insight on the "Alligator on a First Date"

Obviously it should be a '68 Alligator - but which one precisely?

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: May 5, 2009 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

wav and flac are the highest in Quality.....Biggist files as well...

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Poster: falconcry77 Date: May 5, 2009 5:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

wavs are what record comopanies put on cds. because they are large files we came up with ways to compress them. compressing to mp3 makes them much smaller, but you lose info. purists then came up with shn, a way to make them smaller whilst preserving 100% of the info. a few years later we came up with flac, a way to make them even smaller than shns still without losing any info. my opinion is that at the rate bulk storage is going, finding ways to make smaller the original record company's files will no longer be advantageous in a few years.(3-5?) if the record comopany puts out a cd in wav, we'll store the wavs. if they offer a download online in flac, we'll store the flacs. basically the days of conversion will be over, as there will be no need to make them smaller (as long as our players can play whatever files they offer). i welcome this day, as the evil mp3 will be the first to go. whatever file the major record companies decide will be the industry standard is what we will store.